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6th Annual Research Symposium
Transforming Nursing Practice to Evidence-Based Care
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
UTB Arts Center

07:30am – 08:00am


Opening Remarks & Introductions
Dr. Anne Rentfro, RN

08:00am – 08:30am

Dr. Alan Artibise
Dr. Edna Garza-Escobedo

08:30am – 09:30am

Using Data to Guide Nursing Practice:
Medication Reconciliation
Rosie Aguilar, RN

09:30am – 10:00am

Break, Poster Review*

10:00am – 10:30am

Research Presentation:
Blood Culture Contamination in the Emergency Department

Penny Hodgins, RN, BScN, CIC and Deborah L. Meeks, RN, MSN

10:30am – 10:45am

Student Presentations of Literature Reviews:

Shaken Baby Syndrome
Diego Naranjo, Manuel Rodriguez, Lilian Najera, Aleida Marroquin, Fermin Mancilla

10:45am – 11:00am

Oral Health During Pregnancy
Stacey Flores

11:00am - 12:50pm

Lunch, Poster Review* and Sponsors

12:50pm - 01:00pm

Afternoon remarks and Introduction-Keynote speaker- Dr. Edna Garza-Escobedo

01:00pm - 02:00pm

Keynote Speaker: Eloisa G. Tamez, RN, PhD, FAAN
Health Indicators Among Mexican Americans in Texas-Mexico Border Colonias

02:00pm - 02:30pm

Break, Poster Review*

02:30pm - 02:45pm

Student Research Proposal Presentations:

Increasing Structured Hourly Rounding Knowledge Level
of Post-Operative Nurses

Esmeralda Gomez

02:45pm - 03:00pm

Increasing Operating Room Circulator Vaginal Preparation Competency
Hermes Mendoza

03:00pm - 03:15pm

Teaching To Save One Kidney At A Time
Melissa Ortiz

03:15pm - 03:30pm

Increasing Medication Knowledge In Novice Nurses In Children's Services
Monica Saenz

03:30pm - 04:30pm


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